Blood drive held at JCHS

Jenkins County High School’s Senior Anatomy Class sponsored a blood drive Friday, Feb. 12, to benefit the Shepheard Blood Center. At left, potential donors were greeted by, from left, first row: LaTranese Sapp, Rhonda Lovett and Raven Chance; and second row: Shereka Butler, LaTravien Sapp and Marquis Moody. Below, numerous donors turned out for the blood drive which was held […]

TCSG honors 30 adult learners

The Technical College System of Georgia recently recognized 30 adult learners for their outstanding achievement in the state’s adult education program. The students were honored as EAGLE delegates during an awards ceremony that was part of the TCSG Office of Adult Education’s annual Leadership Institute at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta. The keynote speakers were Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael […]

Syl-View Happenings

Greetings and welcome to activities at Syl-View. We find that one of life’s simple pleasures is celebrating, and we celebrated winter. We recalled the winters of yesteryear and many remembered warming by the fireplace and having to bring in wood for the fireplace and stove. Several told of wood stoves in the schoolroom and community stores. The men said they […]

National FFA Week is Feb. 20-27

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) FFA is celebrating National FFA Week, Feb. 20- 27. Lead Out Loud is the theme this year as members pledge to show off what makes them premier leaders in their schools and communities. More than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state […]


The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) FFA is having a good start for the year of 2009-2010. We have many CDEs completed and many more to compete in. Some of the CDEs that the FFA members have done are: Tractor Driving, Senior Public Speaking, Creed Speaking, Senior Lawnmower Driving, Junior Wildlife and Senior Wildlife. Derek McCloud competed in the Tractor […]

Library News

Library Lover’s Month is still going strong – come in out of the cold and curl up with one of our great books! This Friday, Feb. 26, is our great Teen Lock N! From 6-9 p.m., the kids who brought in their permission forms will be having a great time with snacks, drinks and fun activities. Didn’t get your form […]

Robert Leroy Mountain Sr. died Feb. 2, in Augusta

Mr. Robert Leroy Mountain Sr. died Feb 2, 2010 at the VA Medical Center in Augusta. His funeral was held Feb. 7, 2010 at Zion Baptist Church, Millen, with the Rev. P.M. Broomfield officiating. He was born to the late Mr. Robert Mountain and Mrs. Clifford Thorne Mountain (Howard), Nov, 12, 1949. He was nurtured in the home of his […]

Cheerleading squad is region runner-up

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) 2009-2010 Competition Squad had a very successful season being named Region 3A runner-up and tied for sixth place in the state competition. The season began with the JCHS Competition team hosting the first Eagle Invitation on Sept. 19, 2009 in the JCHS gymnatorium. Twenty-three teams in divisions A – AAAA competed. Around 1300 people […]

2010 Census forms to arrive in March

The time is fast approaching for the 2010 Census. Forms are scheduled to be mailed or delivered to every household in the United States during March. The 2010 Census is one of the shortest in history with only 10 questions to complete. Everyone living in the household as of April 1 answers seven questions, name, gender, race, ethnicity and whether […]

County to study radio conversion

Converting from wideband radio frequency to narrowband will be required of all emergency agencies operating within the county and city by Jan. 1, 2013. Fire Chief Dwayne Herrington delivered the news to the Jenkins County Commissioners during the group’s Feb. 2 meeting. Chief Herrington noted that equipment and supplies would have to be purchased to accomplish the task. The estimated […]